2016 calendar and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

2016 calendar and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

Ok, you can all stop asking me now, HERE THEY ARE!!! I don't need to tell you, but I will anyway – these make fabulous Christmas presents (buy one for you and one for a friend) AAAANNNDD get your purchases in quickly because these sell out every year and there won't...

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Lola the beach babe | Sydney Dog Photographer

Lola the beach babe | Sydney Dog Photographer

I was very lucky to meet Lola on two days in a row back in early October. Her owner had requested a session at their local coastline and I wasn't familiar with the area, so the day prior to her booking I went over with my elderbrat to scout the location. I always like...

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Jack and Ruby | Sydney Pet Photography

Jack and Ruby | Sydney Pet Photography

Photographing Ruby the Schnauzer and Jack the Cocker Spaniel was a birthday present from their "Dad" to their "Mom"! It was the third birthday present from a boyfriend/husband that I did this year (girlfriends and wives, get hinting!). We met at a park not far from...

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happy ever afters | sydney pet photographer

happy ever afters | sydney pet photographer

HeARTs Speak recently put a call out to all their members asking for some stories and photographs that illustrate a time when a pet found a home specifically because of the work we do. I got in touch with a couple of the groups I work with and was so touched by the...

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Kodiak and Kela | Sydney Dog Photography

Kodiak and Kela | Sydney Dog Photography

In my client's own words ... "We chose the fabulous Ruth O'Leary from Ruthless Photos to photograph our two reprobates. After Kela's near death experience and Kodiak's recent health issues, we didn't want to not have photos. Ruth has done a stunning job and this is...

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Axel | Sydney Dog Photographer

Axel | Sydney Dog Photographer

Ellen wasn't looking to adopt a rescue puppy but then along came Axel, the runt of the litter, and he stole her heart. When she told me in her email that he was a German Shepherd x Rottweiler I formed a mental image in my head of what he might look like. It turned out...

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Bailey | Sydney Dog Photographer

Bailey | Sydney Dog Photographer

I tend to rely on the owner's pre-session questionnaire to gauge if I need to allow extra time to desensitise my subject to the camera or not but I recently learned that some owners have no idea that their dog is camera-shy until they're faced with big lenses such as...

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PetSTOCK Pet Foster Day

PetSTOCK Pet Foster Day

Before I went for my knee operation I squeezed in a session with Altair from Arctic Breed Rescue and two thirds of his foster family (not including the three furry ones) for a PetSTOCK / PetRescue PR campaign. One of the photos was used in the paper today, but it was...

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Leo the Koolie | Sydney Pet Photography

Leo the Koolie | Sydney Pet Photography

I first met Leo's owner at the Dog Lover's Show last November. She bought a voucher for a portrait session and ordered a Ruthless Leather collar for her dog. When she showed me a photo of Leo I was gobsmacked by his gorgeousness and couldn't wait to meet him. I must...

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r u ok? | Sydney Dog Photographer

r u ok? | Sydney Dog Photographer

Today is world suicide prevention day and r u ok day. Suicide is preventable, yet, sadly, 2,500 Australians die by suicide every year and more than 60,000 make an attempt. If someone in your life is struggling with mental health issues and you don't know how to talk...

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about ruth

Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

If you’d like to find out more please contact Ruth today.

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If you are an agency, publisher or pet business looking for stock imagery or custom photography please head over to my commercial pet photography site.

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